News at Columbia Law from 2016

World Premiere Performances—in Law School Lecture Halls

Broadway stars from The Color Purple and Hamilton came uptown again Sunday Dec. 4 for their third set of collaborative performances and panel discussions with Columbia Law School faculty and students.The evening—entitled "The American Hangover...

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara '93 on the Job of Justice

When Preet Bharara ’93 was in 10th grade, he entered a public speaking competition that challenged contestants to recite a previously delivered speech. Long before his legal aspirations began to take shape, he chose Clarence Darrow’s summation in...

Lecturer-in-Law Scott Horton Testifies Before Senate Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism

Columbia Law School Adjunct Professor Scott Horton testified on the topic of the Constitution’s Debate Clause in a United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing on Capitol Hill today. The hearing focused on a pending Department of Justice...

New Study Co-Authored by Jeff Fagan Finds School Shootings Less Likely in States with Background Checks on Guns

A new study released today finds that the number of U.S. school shootings is lower in states with mandatory background checks for gun and ammunition purchases, higher spending on mental health and K-12 education, and with a larger portion of the population...

Alex Carter '03 Mediates a Family Thanksgiving Rehearsal Dinner on National TV

Columbia Law School Professor Alexandra Carter ’03 has helped resolve countless disputes during her career as a lawyer and an educator specializing in mediation, but she was surprised to be asked to mediate a potential family conflict on national TV.Just...

Giving Thanks and Giving Pies

The fifth floor of William and June Warren Hall was packed with pies, cider, and hot chocolate this Thanksgiving week as members of the entire Columbia Law School community came together to celebrate Pie-giving. The annual tradition gives students, faculty,...

The Write Stuff: Charles Yu '01

Charles Yu ’01, a prize-winning author of several books and short stories, considers himself a “freelance protagonist.” The moniker, which he has used for more than a decade, serves as a little reminder for him to be the hero in his own life...

Contemplations and Conversations on the 2016 Presidential Election

Following a long and contentious campaign, the passionate debate over the presidential election has continued to dominate conversations at universities and law schools across the country. The Columbia Law School community has come together on...

Columbia Law School Experts Weigh in on the Impact of the 2016 Presidential Election

Columbia Law School's faculty roster includes leading experts in many of the most pressing issues facing the country today, such as climate change, immigration, policing, and women's rights. In both preparing for the 2016 presidential...

Standing Rock Lawyers: More Uncertainty Over Post-Election Fate of Dakota Access Pipeline

 The uncertain future of the Dakota Access Pipeline has become all the more uncertain following the Nov. 8 presidential election, said lawyers representing the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in the DAPL case at a talk at Columbia Law School last week. Two...